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Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you enjoy working flexibly and creatively with people with complex mental health needs? If so, we would love to hear from you! An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic applied psychologist or psychological therapist to work within the complex mental health rehabilitation pathway for adult service users in the Greater Manchester area.

You will be part of the GMMH rehabilitation team, working into a locked and a community rehabilitation unit. You will be able to help people throughout their recovery journey towards greater independence and autonomy. If this sounds like you, please get in touch!

Main duties of the job

You will be involved with psychological input in all aspects of patient care, including assessments, formulations and interventions (individual and group). An ability to work creatively and flexibly with hard-to-engage service users will be an essential aspect of the job. Your work will be trauma informed, and might include the use of models such as CBT, CAT, Schema, ACT, Compassion Focussed Therapy, or other evidence-based approaches.

The role will also involve advising staff, facilitating reflective practice, work with carers, and collaboration and consultation with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Youwill also be required toprovide supervision to an assistant psychologist and other team members.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

1.1 To maintain adequate electronic/paper records of clinical activities.1.2 To furnish appropriate statistical returns as required.1.3 To provide such information as is required for the purpose of auditing the professional service.1.4 To maintain adequate correspondence with other professionals regarding clinical work.2.1 To provide comprehensive psychological assessments and psycho-social formulations of people with severe and complex mental health problems so as to inform multi-disciplinary management of each service-user.2.2 To provide appropriate structured psychological interventions to people with severe and/or very complex mental health problems (and their families)2.3 To harness and support the psychological skills of colleagues in the team by providing supervision, opportunities for co-working, and active participation.2.4 To develop and maintain appropriate frameworks for the provision of supervision and consultancy so as to support the psychological work of colleagues within the team.2.5 To provide advice on psychological aspects of risk assessment and positive risktaking.2.6 To facilitate reflective practice groups for staff colleagues.2.7 To develop psychological formulations of complex mental health problems so as to aid the teams input and management of these difficulties.2.8 To participate in, and actively contribute to, the stepped-care provision of psychology services within the unit.2.9 To promote team working and constructive relationships with other members of the ward team.2.10 To act in the role of named supervisor for clinical psychology trainees2.11 To provide training sessions for ward staff around relevant psychological skills2.12 To provide the above psychological services into other GMMH rehabilitation units were required

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registration as psychologist or equivalent
  • Relevant other qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • working in inpatient settings
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding the needs and strengths of adults with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • awareness of trauma informed practice

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